Boston, MA: [Publisher not identified], 1832.
First edition published privately and anonymously. Second edition, with additions, Boston, 1833. Many times reprinted. Republished by Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant, 1891. Edited, with an introductory notice by Norman E. Himes, and with "medical emendations" by Robert Latou Dickinson (1937). Digital facsimile of the 1891 edition from the Internet Archive at this link. See Michael Sappol, "Anatomical Performance, Medical Narrative, and Identity in Antebellum America," Bull. Hist. Med., 83 (2009) 460-49, which primarily concerns the life of Knowlton through the examination of his autobiography.
Subjects: Contraception , SEXUALITY / Sexology
"A dirty, filthy book." The writings of Charles Knowlton and Annie Besant on reproductive physiology and birth control and an account of the Bradlaugh-Besant trial, by S. Chandrasekhar. With the definitive texts of Fruits of Philosophy by Charles Knowlton, The Law of Population by Annie Besant, Theosophy and the Law of Population by Annie Besant.Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989.
Subjects: Contraception › History of Contraception, LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences